Given Kotaku Fils-Aime said that the first two classical series were basically designed to connect the annual gap between the Wii U-end and Switch’s arrival. “It was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system,” he explained.
Although Fils-Aime does not rule out the N64 Classic altogether, he said that Nintendo would meet the retro head by increasing the content of its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service instead. But he would not say if the platform would expand beyond its current list of NES titles to include SNES games and beyond.
When Nintendo does not release any N64 classic soon, it may be that it’s a tougher sell and tricky to replicate. As previously Engadget David Lumb’s notes, the console ran on genres and its controller was an “aesthetic deviation”. Nintendo Slavic recreated NES and SNES for its classic editions, which means that the modernization of the obsolete control unit (with its misplaced analog stick and deadweight d-pad) is endless.
On the bright side, nostalgic players can take comfort in the fact that both NES and SNES Classic consoles are currently available for purchase (after being sold earlier). PlayStation Classic is also set for next month and a Sega Genesis Mini is on its way (not to mention the classic classic games Sega Promotes Switch during its Sega Ages banner).